Tikal tour from San Ignacio
A tour of this site is sure to satisfy your hunger for adventure. Located in what is commonly known as the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in Peten, the ancient Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala offers an experience unlike any other.
The first expedition to Tikal was in 1848 AD and is a modern name that means the waterhole. Tikal almost became an empire but Calakmul and Caracol had a different plan and conquered them in 562 AD
The building you presently see at Tikal started to be built after 700 AD because their conquerors only allowed Temple 5 to be built. After 700 AD Tikal started to restore its former glory but then the classic collapse occurred in the central lowlands.
Tikal was first seen by Andrea De Alvanando in 1696 AD. This city was one of the most powerful kingdoms, and at the height of its rule, was home to almost 120,000 Mayas. In 1979, UNESCO designated the ruins a World Heritage Site, a national symbol, and a source of pride in the past.
The city is a crucial part of Tikal National Park which aside from housing the Mayan Temples, palaces, and remains of small dwellings, and tombs, is also home to a large variety of flora and fauna. This includes 5 jungle cats, various anteaters, monkeys, and a vast variety of birds.
Tikal Maya Ruin Tips and Advisory
Tikal Maya Ruins Experience with us!
Kawiil Tours is an inbound tour operator for Belize and is owned and operated by Luis Zaiden. Luis grew up in San Ignacio Town, Cayo district in the beautiful foothills of the Maya mountain. From a young age, Luis had a passion for history and nature. He spent most of his childhood with his friends playing in the river and also playing hide and seek in what is now Cahal Pech Archeological site. He never knew at the time that he would end up running his very own Tour Company. Nevertheless, that came to an end when he went to high school and eventually started working in Belize City.
KaWiil Tours offers the best of Western Belize. Luis and his licensed tour guides are well-trained and highly educated in Maya History. Travelers refer to Luis as having an "Encyclopedic Memory" of nature and history.